The Best 90s Christian Songs for Weddings

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What do you think when you hear the phrase 90s music?

The songs of Mariah Carey, perhaps? The global success of R&B music, maybe?

It’s important to remember that the 90s also saw some outstanding Christian songs step onto the scene.

If you’re struggling to put together a playlist 90s Christian songs for your wedding, then you’re in luck.

Read below for our awesome list of Christian songs for weddings. You deserve the right to dance and worship at the same time on your special day.

1. Awesome God by Rich Mullins

The catchy lyrics of “Our God is an Awesome God, he reigns from Heaven above” will get the whole crowd dancing and singing.

If that’s what you want, then you’ve got to include this number in your wedding playlist.

Your wedding is never complete with the joyful and celebratory words of Rich Mullins. He was described as “the uneasy conscience of Christian music” by Amy Grant.

2. Sometimes By Step by Rich Mullins

A second by Mullins is the other famous song called “Sometimes by Step.” This song shows his appreciation for the Irish tradition of music.

This is also a great choice for your “first dance” together as man and wife. A much more gentle and calm feel to the song.

Still, the memorable chorus stays with you. “Oh God, you are my God and I will ever praise you.”

3. Solid As the Rock by Michael English

The art throb Michael English released his Album featuring the song “Solid as the Rock” in 1991.

He subsequently was awarded the title “New Artist of the Year.” This song gives everyone a reminder of how Christians are strengthened by their faith.

As the lyrics go: “Our faith has made us solid” couldn’t be truer.

4. Saving Grace by Point of Grace

Do you want some female vocals?

Of course, Tom Petty’s Saving Grace is wonderful. Mariah Carey’s version is a fantastic hit.

Buy, the underrated “Saving Grace” by Point of Grace is a beautiful song for your wedding playlist.

5. That’s What Love is for by Amy Grant

This 1991 single by Amy Grant was number one in the US for three weeks.

There are only a few songs which can bring a tear to your eye quite like this one.

It’s just a shame you can’t show the music video. The scenes of Amy Grant dancing with the glorious red dress are wonderful.

6. Dive by Steven Curtis Chapman

Jumping from the early 90s to the late 90s with Dive by Steven Curtis Chapman.

The strange electronic beats may not be for oldies at your wedding. But, the lyrics are sure to bring everyone together.

After all, the “dive” Chapman is referring to in the title of the song is the leap of faith in God.

7. Flood by Jars of Clay

The 1995 release of Flood was the breakthrough hit for the Christian rock band Jars of Clay.

The song also plays during the closing sequence of the movie Hard Rain, which features Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.

Flood probably has some of the best guitar of any song of the same period Christian or otherwise.

8. Testify to Love by Avalon

The vocal quartet Avalon has produced numerous beautiful songs to remind us of the grace of God.

However, Testify to Love is surely the best of them all. The song reminds us that Christianity is all about love.

These lyrics are incredible:

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I’ll be a witness in the silences
When words are not enough
With every breath I take
I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love

You’ve got to include this in your 90s Christian song playlist.

9. On My Knees by Jaci Velasquez

On My Knees is Jaci Velasquez most famous song. You only need to listen to a few seconds to realize why this song means so much to so many people.

While the song is definitely uplifting, it’s worthy of a slow dance at your wedding party.

10. Jesus Freak by dc Talk

Jesus Freak is a little more divisive than the sweet melodies of Jaci Velasquez’s songs. But, this is Christian rap and rock combo at its best.

You shouldn’t neglect the genius lyrics of dc Talk, who have a bunch of vibrant and energy boosting songs.

11. Crucified With Christ by Phillips, Craig, and Dean

Crucified with Christ is an inspirational song which is written and sang by the pastor trio Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig, and Dan Dean.

There is a richness to the songs which is rarely found in 90s music. You’ll find that the lyrics are as deep in Christian theology as they are beautiful.

12. My Deliverer by Rich Mullins

The final Christian song on our list is My Deliverer. This is yet another song from the 90s by Rich Mullins.

The song is about someone who gives praise to God every day. As the lyrics go: “every moment I will give you praise.”

As always, Mullins sings this one beautifully. It would improve any wedding playlist.

Christian Songs for Weddings

It’s clear that 90s music was an amazing time for contemporary Christian music. With our list of Christian songs for weddings, you’ve got plenty to choose from for your special day.

If you haven’t quite found someone to marry yet, you may want to know about how to approach dating as a Christian. Check out our blog for tips.

10 Wonderful Christian Wedding Songs from the 80s and Beyond

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Are you looking forward to a church wedding sometime soon? Congratulations! Did you know that 53% of the happiest couples agree that, “God is at the center of our marriage,”?

Couples who attend church together on a regular basis are 35% less likely to divorce compared to those who don’t attend.

There are so many ways of incorporating Christian music into your wedding ceremony. Don’t wait for the reception, play amazing songs of love and praise during your wedding too.

Looking for great Christian wedding songs for the ceremony? Read on for our list of 10 wonderful Christian wedding songs from the 1980s and beyond.

A Bit of Christian Marriage History

Those of Christian faith believe marriage is a sacrament given from God. Marriage is the foundation of the family. When couples marry in the church, they profess their love before God and the community.

Each Christian denomination has different rules and traditions when it comes to marriage. Are you considering a Christian ceremony? Make sure you understand all the requirements.

Most churches require some sort of pre-marriage counseling. The Catholic Church sometimes calls this Pre-Cana counseling.

Beautiful Christian Wedding Songs

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything perfect. If you’re planning a Christian wedding, the music should be a reflection of your Christian love and values.

Music provides a lasting emotional connection, etching the wedding memories on your heart forever. Make sure you pick the right songs. And if you’re getting married in a church, get the pastor’s approval.

There are strict rules in some churches about what types of music are acceptable. With that in mind, let’s take a look at these Christian songs that are perfect for your wedding.

Perfect Wedding Processional Songs

Not everyone wants to walk down the aisle to the Wedding March. If you’re looking for a more contemporary processional song, there are plenty to choose from. There are even some nice Christian instrumentals if you don’t want a song.

Here are a few processional songs for your wedding:

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer comes from the Bible and most Christian churches include it in the ceremony. What better way to process down the aisle than to Andrea Bocelli’s version of The Lord’s Prayer in song?

Alla Luce del Dio

Looking for something sweet and simple? This instrumental by Mark Magnuson is the perfect processional music. It’s from the Acoustic Lullabies album.

It’s a quiet acoustic guitar piece with an appropriate tempo for getting down the aisle.

Soon

This Hillsong United song comes from the album Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls. The lyrics are perfect for meeting your love at the altar.

“I will be with the one I love, with unveiled face I’ll see Him, there my soul will be satisfied, soon and very soon.” These words are a wonderful accompaniment for your walk down the aisle.

Sweet Love

Here’s an uplifting 1989 tune for walking down the aisle: Sweet Love by First Call. “Whisper to my spirit, tellin’ me you’re near, and your peace will find me here, waiting for your sweet love.”

The words are perfect as the groom waits at the altar for his bride.

During the Service

There’s only one song for the processional, but there’s often an opportunity for several songs during the service.

From the 1980s and beyond, there’s so much great Christian music, it’s hard to choose.

Hosanna

Will your service include the Hosanna?

If so, there’s nothing more perfect than Michael W. Smith’s song of the same name – Hosanna. This upbeat rendition of the Hosanna is perfect for your modern, but Christian ceremony.

We Will See Him as He Is

Will communion be part of your wedding ceremony? If so, consider We Will See Him as He Is for a moving post-communion song. This 1985 song was a top Christian hit.

How Great Thou Art

This classic hymnal as sung by Carrie Underwood will bring tears to your eyes. This is another great post-communion song.

“When Christ shall come with shouts of acclamation, and lead me home, what joy shall fill my heart, then I shall bow with humble adoration, and then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art.”

Everyone at the wedding ceremony will know this beautiful song.

The song was first a poem by Carl Gustaf Boberg published in 1891. It wasn’t sung in America until the 1950s, but it’s been a popular Christian song ever since.

Amazing Grace

Another classic Christian song appropriate for a wedding is Amazing Grace. Your guests should all know the words to this age-old song.

Recessional Songs for Christian Weddings

The ceremony is over and you’re headed into your new life, and your reception! You’ll think of that last song forever, so make it something great. Try one of these:

Multiplied

NEEDTOBREATHE’s Multiplied is a great recessional song for a Christian wedding. As you walk back down the aisle, you’ll sing the message of God’s love.

“Your love is like radiant diamonds, bursting inside us we cannot contain. Your love will surely come find us, like blazing wildfires singing your name.”

Ode to Joy

Another classic instrumental often used as a recessional is Ode to Joy by Beethoven. It’s hard to believe a deaf man composed this beautiful piece of music.

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Everyone is familiar with this song from Johann Sebastian Bach. If you’re lucky enough to have a full choir at your wedding, this makes for the perfect recessional.

The combination of music and lyrics transports you to another plane as you walk down the aisle.

“Holy wisdom, love most bright, drawn by thee, our souls aspiring, soar to uncreated light.” Your heart and soul will indeed soar.

Christian Wedding Songs for Your Big Day

There are so many great Christian wedding songs for your big day. From the 1980s and beyond, there are some classics perfect for your ceremony.

Try a nice instrumental for the processional song. If your service includes the Hosanna, then you can’t go wrong with Michael W. Smith. Use some appropriate Christian songs post-Communion.

Heading back down the aisle offers a chance at something upbeat, modern, and fun.

Remember to check with the pastor first!

Peruse our blog for more great Christian articles and advice.

A Day to Remember: How to Hold a Gorgeous Christian Wedding Ceremony

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Getting married soon? Don’t rush it!

A proper wedding ceremony is important as this is the time to allow the couple’s family members and friends to witness and celebrate their union with them. For Christians, it’s important to allow God to witness and bless the marriage, as well. This is especially true in a world where the divorce rate is almost 50%.

If you’re planning to hold a Christian wedding ceremony but unsure how to, here’s a guide that will help you learn the right order. Read on to find out how the usual ceremony goes.

1. Prelude

The Christian marriage ceremony starts with the prelude, following wedding preparations and picture-taking. Music begins to play for about 5 minutes to 15 minutes before people start to walk down the aisle. Guests should now be at their seats, waiting for the wedding party.

2. Processional

The wedding party will now start walking to their proper places, starting with the officiant. If the bride and groom choose to include their grandparents at the wedding party, they’ll walk first, followed by the groom’s parents and then the bride’s mother. An usher, a family member, or a close friend can escort the mother in place of the father.

The groomsmen will then follow with the Best Man being the last to take his position at the right side of the altar. The groom can then walk down the aisle, but he can make a subtle entrance to his position, as well.

The bridesmaids and Maid of Honor will follow the groom’s party, walking to the left side of the altar. The flower girl and ring bearer will then make an entrance at this point.

The last to enter will be the bride, accompanied by the father, who will “give her away” to the groom.

This is the usual order, but there might be some changes based on the preference of the bride and groom. They can add people to the party, for instance. They can also pair up bridesmaids and groomsmen if they are equal in number.

3. Minister’s Opening Remarks, Prayers, and Presentation

In this part, the officiant will address the guests and talk about the reason for the gathering. He/she will also do a wedding invocation, in which they call for God’s presence to bless the Christian wedding service. At this point, the officiant and the guests will join the couple for a prayer.

The minister will then present the groom first and teach him about the role and the duties of a husband. They will do the same to the bride. They will offer passages from the Bible relevant to being a husband, being a wife, and marriage.

4. Groom and Bride Exchanges

In this part, the bride and groom will exchange vows. The officiant may lead them to speak the traditional Christian wedding vows, which include the classic “for better or for worse” lines.

The couple may also choose to recite the vows they wrote themselves. Either way, the groom will say his vows first before the bride does.

They will then exchange rings, given by the ring bearer or held onto by the Best Man and Maid of Honor. The bride shouldn’t have her engagement ring by then, transferred to the right hand or given to the Maid of Honor.

5. Pronouncement of Marriage

The officiant will make the wedding official, pronouncing that the two are now one. This is where you’ll hear the traditional words, “I now pronounce you husband and wife.”

6. The Lighting of the Unity Candle

The lighting of the unity candle symbolizes the union of two people, two hearts, and two lives. In this part, both the groom and bride will go to the unity candle. This is usually a large candle at the center of the candle station.

They will go there with smaller candles, already lit by the Best Man. Together, they will light the unity candle followed by a silent prayer. Music usually plays during the whole process.

If the bride and groom choose to give gifts to their mothers, this is the time to do so. The gift of choice is usually a flower, like a rose. The bride presents it to the mother of the groom and the groom presents it to the mother of the bride.

7. Closing Prayer and Benediction

This part closes the ceremony, with the officiant making some closing comments and reminders to the bride and groom. They bless the marriage, the couple, and all those who’ve gathered with them.

8. Introduction of the New Husband and Wife

The officiant will then introduce the new husband and wife (as Mr. and Mrs.) to the guests. This is also the part where the minister will prompt the husband to kiss the wife.

They will usually say, “you may now kiss the bride,” followed by the actual act. The guests usually clap and cheer for the couple during this time.

9. Recessional

Music will start to play, and the bride and groom will begin to exit the church. The wedding party will follow, and then the audience will start to leave, as well. Usually, music is playing while everyone gets up and leaves to follow the bride and groom.

Some couples already have their entourage and guests waiting for them at the exit. This is where they can do another tradition; they throw rice, for example, as the couple exits the venue, signifying abundance, fertility, and good fortune.

Do note, however, some venues don’t allow guests to throw rice as it can harm wildlife. They may not allow things like rose petals, as well, so some people opt for bubbles.

Having a Beautiful Christian Wedding

What’s beautiful about a Christian wedding ceremony is that you allow God to witness your first steps as husband and wife. You allow God to be the center of your marriage, witnessed by all your family and friends.

However, it is not only in a Christian wedding ceremony that you’ll need God’s presence. Don’t hesitate to check out our other guides here to help you stay one step ahead. Develop some habits that will make your spiritual life more meaningful, right here!